Tatum and the Celtics take on the Pistons
Boston Celtics (35-26, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (14-45, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Detroit; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics take on the Detroit Pistons. Tatum ranks eighth in the league scoring 25.8 points per game.
The Pistons are 10-23 in Eastern Conference games. Detroit is at the bottom of the Eastern Conference averaging just 102.6 points per game.
The Celtics are 25-15 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston is second in the Eastern Conference with 36.0 defensive rebounds per game led by Tatum averaging 7.2.
The two teams square off for the third time this season. The Pistons defeated the Celtics 112-111 in their last meeting on Feb. 17. Jerami Grant led the Pistons with 24 points, and Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 31 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Cade Cunningham is averaging 15.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Pistons. Saddiq Bey is averaging 16.5 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.
Tatum is scoring 25.8 points per game and averaging 8.4 rebounds for the Celtics. Brown is averaging 21.2 points and 5.6 rebounds over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 2-8, averaging 104.0 points, 45.3 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 42.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.5 points per game.
Celtics: 9-1, averaging 116.7 points, 48.5 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 7.4 steals and 6.7 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 96.8 points.
INJURIES: Pistons: Frank Jackson: day to day (back).
Celtics: None listed.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.